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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Toucey, Isaac 1796-1869 (search)
Toucey, Isaac 1796-1869 Statesman; born in Newtown, Conn., Nov. 5, 1796; received a private education; admitted to the bar in 1818; practised at Hartford, Conn.; member of Congress in 1835-39; governor of Connecticut in 1845. He served as Attorney-General of the United States in 1848-49; as a United States Senator in 1852-57; and as Secretary of the Navy in 1857-61. He then resumed the practice of law. He died in Hartford, Conn., July 30, 1869.
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 24: (search)
se. Yours sincerely, Geo. Ticknor. In 1869 Mr. George Ticknor Curtis had in press his Life of Webster, and Mr. Ticknor gave careful perusal to both manuscript and proof-sheets of this work, in which he took a deep interest. A great number of short letters and many pages of memoranda, in his handwriting, testify to the fidelity and industry with which he performed this labor of love. The following will serve as a specimen of his tone. To George T. Curtis, Esq. Brookline, July 30, 1869. my dear George,—Your letter of the 26th came yesterday, and the proof I enclose came late this forenoon . . . . On reading the proofs I am more and more struck with the fact, that the events you relate, most of which have happened in my time, seem to me to have occurred much longer ago than they really did. The civil war of ‘61 has made a great gulf between what happened before it in our century and what has happened since, or what is likely to happen hereafter. It does not seem
Will of Senator Douglas. --The will of the late Senator Dongies has been published-- He directs first the payment of his debts, and the surplus to be divided between his wife and his two sons; the wife taking one-half and the children such a quarter. His wife is appointed guardian of the children, and the and D. P Rhodes, of Cleveland, are appointed executors. A codicil provides for a portion for any child that may be born to him by his then wife and changes the partition above mentioned. The will is dated September 4th, 1867; the codict July 30th, 1869, and both are in the Senator's handwriting.